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Nazareth College Hosts Health Care Reform Conference

  • Published: January 19, 2011

Highlights

  • Health reform conference will be held on Thursday, February 10
  • The conversation will continue through a speaker series taking place on February 18 and March 4
  • This conference and the speaker series are free and open to the public

For More Information

Dr. Olena Prokopovych at oprokop5@naz.edu or (585) 389-2495

Nazareth College Hosts Health Care Reform Conference

Nazareth College will host a one day conference titled “Bringing Health Reform Home: Scholars, Health Professionals, and Community Leaders Share Their Perspectives,”  on Thursday, February 10, followed by a speaker series taking place on February 18 and March 4 that continues the conversation on the U.S. health care system and recent reform. The conference on February 10 consists of two panel discussions: Panel 1 is from 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. and Panel 2 is from 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The conference and speaker series are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. The conference will take place in the Nazareth College Arts Center’s Palladoro Reception Hall, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618. For more information, contact Dr. Olena Prokopovych at oprokop5@naz.edu or (585) 389-2495.

The discussion panels will cover crucial issues of the health reform that take place at the state and community level. Two main objectives of the reform, to expand coverage and to cut costs to states and local health care systems, will lead the discussions.

Panel 1 – 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Nancy M. Bennett, MD, MS, Director of the Center for Community Health, University of Rochester Medical Center

Ann Marie Cook, President and CEO of Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc.

Marilyn Dollinger, DNS, FNP, Associate Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing, St. John Fisher College

Panel 2 – 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Theodore M. Brown, Professor of History and Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester

Jim Reed, Senior Vice President for Marketing and Sales, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Fran Weisberg, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency

Speaker Series Information

Speaker: Assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle presents "Bringing Health Care Reform to New York: The Challenges and Opportunities of Implementing PPACA”

Date/Time: February 18, 12:30 pm

Location: Nazareth College, Golisano Academic Center – Linehan Chapel (1st Floor)

Speaker: Kathleen Kennedy ’09, MHA Candidate at Cornell University, “Studying Hospital Administration in the Wake of the Health Care Reform”

Date/Time: March 4, 12:30 pm

Location: Nazareth College, Golisano Academic Center, Room 325 (3rd Floor)

The conference and speaker series are sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History and Political Science, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Program, Multicultural Affairs Office, and the School of Health and Human Services.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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